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The Novium

Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
01243 775 888
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Ranked #17 of 23 Attractions in Chichester
Type: Museums
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west sussex
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

LOCATION The Novium Museum is found in Tower Street, a road opposite The Cathedral in West Street, Chichester LIFT The biggest I have ever been in. It can carry 38 people ! TOILETS including DISABLED PRICE Free entry GIFT SHOP WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY Very spacious on all 3 floors EXCAVATED ROMAN BATHS and a whole lot more DRINKS VENDING MACHINE and... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

My previous visit was extremely disappointing, and the high entry fee deterred me from re-visiting. However, at long last sense has prevailed & the museum has been made free (just like the old one). Quite a few changes have been made since I last went round, & all for the better. I was particularly pleased to see that the museum... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Further to my earlier review (9th March) where I criticised this museum for being expensive, needing further development to justify the high entry fee, I re-visited it today and can report that it is improved, but also it is now FREE (since 17th November). For this reason I have upgraded it to 5 stars. One improvement is a looping video... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Novium is now free as so now well worth visit. My previous review claimed it was not value for money which of course no longer applies. Well done Chichester! i shall be using your cafe to help you fund this local museum. John Field

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Adelaide, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

my husband and I visited this Museum for the first time. Seemed to pick a very quiet time of day to visit. Really enjoyed the comprehensive coverage from the Roman time in this area to nowadays.

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Tucson, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband and I recently visited this museum and found it quite interesting. We always enjoy seeing things from the time of the Romans and this museum had some things from that time. What was most interesting was a time-oriented historical display on the first floor (what would be considered the second floor in the USA) - a huge glass... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely Saturday visiting the Novium and then Guildhall in Priory park for free on heritage open weekend. Fascinating displays and thanks to the knowledgable volunteers who went out of their way to explain the history to us. Will visit again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I visited the Novium over the Heritage Weekend and so, luckily, it was free. I was born and raised in Chichester and remember the old District Museum very well. I was intrigued to see what this 'new' attraction had to offer. The building itself is impressive and inside is reminiscent of modern art galleries. The layout is strange though and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Novium was only built around 2 years ago. The cost was £7 to go in and after i paid my money i was asked by the tour guide (a volunteer) if i would like a guided tour which would last for around 20 minutes. Very intersting and very knowledgeable, i could have listened to him all day. Visited Wednesday... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited the Novium with a Local History Group. The Roman bath very interesting, with video visual explanation, artefacts and time line. What made it really worth a visit is the other displays from Chichester history and the surrounding harbour to WW1 and WW2 along with many artefacts and displays. Interactive for children which is always welcome.

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